Under the jacaranda

Jacarandas are synonymous with spring in Brisbane. As the weather warms up each October, the trees lining our streets suddenly burst with that characteristic purple – a sign of picnic days and tropical rain storms to come. Some of our favourite displays of this famous ‘purple rain’ are in New Farm Park, by the University…

Sneak peek: View the Gallery’s Collection in storage

For the first time, the recently heritage listed Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) is inviting visitors to view its extensive artwork collection in storage during Brisbane Open House. Visit QAG on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 October 2016 between 10am and 5pm for a behind-the-scenes peek at our Collection Storage Upgrade. The Gallery is modernising and…

Behind the scenes: The cleaning of an important Brisbane landscape

The Gallery is currently expanding the collection storage space at the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) with a mezzanine development that will increase storage capacity. At the same time it is taking the opportunity to upgrade and modernise storage systems originally installed when QAG opened in 1982. The combination of the mezzanine construction and system upgrades will…

Moving Pictures

The renovation of our Collection storage facility at the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) posed a particular challenge for the curators in Australian Art. The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Galleries and Queensland Artists’ Gallery will be temporarily closed during the renovation period, resulting in many treasured works from the Australian Art Collection being away from…

Rehousing the Derby porcelain ‘Figurine of Neptune’ c.1770

Rehousing the Derby porcelain works Figurine of Neptune c.1770 with Danielle Hastie, Preventative Conservation Technican / Photography: Natasha Harth This time lapse video shows the construction of a customised storage box for the c.1770 Derby porcelain ceramic Figurine of Neptune purchased in 1989 from the estate of Lady Trout with a special allocation from the Queensland Government.…